January Newsletter PDF

January Meeting

December 8: Holiday Social

Executive Director Corner

FAB O&M Show

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care


Upcoming Events Calendar

2017 Programs

January 17th, 2018: Historical Buildings Facility Challenges

February 21, 2016: APS’ John Dufay and Puerto Rico Rebuilding

March 21, 2018:  Legislative Update

April 18, 2018:  How to Prioritize Deferred Maintenance

May 16, 2018:  Latest Solar Trends

June 2018:  Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball, TBA

July 2018: FMANM Scholarship Golf Tournament, TBA

August 15, 2018:  How Your Restrooms Affect YOUR Facility

September 19, 2018: BEER! CNM Brewers Science Tour

October 2018:  FAB O&M Show TBA

November 21, 2018:  SECURITY! Now What?

December 2018:  Holiday Party, TBA



  • 2017 BOC Tecnical Webinar Series

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  • Ingenuity Operations Manager FUSE Makerspace

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  • Clarie Shay Miller
  • Harold Oliver Madsen

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Board of Directors


Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director of Health Facilities
Albuquerque Area IHS
505-288-6982 (cell)

Vice President

George Jimenez
Facilities Manager
Nusenda Federal Credit Union


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions
Jessica Leyva
Facility Build
Megan Roensch
Outside Sales

CELL 505.280.5575
TEL   505.247.4036 /800.777.8772
FAX  505.243.0308


Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Past, Present, and Future:
Historical Preservation Probed at January Meeting

Plan today to join your friends and business associates at 7 am on Wednesday morning, January 17th 2018 at the Facility Manager Association of New México’s breakfast meeting at the Garduno’s Uptown restaurant to hear intriguing information about the challenges and processes involved in rescuing and restoring our state’s many historical buildings.  Imagine integrating 21st century building systems into 19th century infrastructure.

According to the Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences, “Preserving historic buildings is vital to understanding our nation's heritage. In addition, it is an environmentally responsible practice. By reusing existing buildings historic preservation is essentially a recycling program of 'historic' proportions. Existing buildings can often be energy efficient through their use of good ventilation, durable materials, and spatial relationships. An immediate advantage of older buildings is that a building already exists; therefore energy is not necessary to demolish a building or create new building materials and the infrastructure may already be in place. Minor modifications can be made to adapt existing buildings to compatible new uses. Systems can be upgraded to meet modern building requirements and codes. This not only makes good economic sense, but preserves our legacy and is an inherently sustainable practice and an intrinsic component of whole building design.”

Our speaker is Karen Van Citters, Principal of Van Citters Historic Preservation.  She has over 20 years of experience in the field of historic preservation.   Her goal is to make the preservation process as effortless as possible for her clients by working closely with them to ensure that their project needs are met with a professional product that is completed in an efficient and timely manner. Ms. Van Citters has guided numerous federal, state, and local government projects through the Section 106 process, and is thoroughly knowledgeable about historic preservation law, regulations, and standards. Ms. Van Citters uses this knowledge as well as her experience with construction contract documents to provide her facility managers with expert assistance to meet all their historic preservation needs.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University of New Mexico, a Masters of Science, Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and a  Masters of Architecture University of New Mexico, she is a well-positioned expert speaker on this important topic.   
Reservations are always required but FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS are ALWAYS FREE.  Cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  Register and pay online at www.fmanm.com.  Look forward and backwards with us in 2018!

Click here to RSVP for January Meeting\



Holiday Party Featured Fun for All

Happy folks in the holiday spirit enjoyed a glamourous soiree at the Hyatt Regency Hotel as they gathered together to welcome in the new challenges of a new year. President Tom Plummer anchored the festivities as facility managers, engineers, and advisors networked
and forged new relationships together.

2017 for FMANM featured another successful, door-prize laden golf tournament which was held in July. This event was followed by the only tradeshow directed towards facility managers, engineers, and building owners and property managers, the Facility and Building Operations and Maintenance Show, held in October. Thank you for your support.



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January Executive Director's Corner

As we roll into 2018, once again I seek and appreciate direction and encouragement from everyone who supports this storied organization towards guiding us in the direction YOU will travel into the future. Thank you to my new Board members—Christi Zimmerman and Megan Roesch — who bring a young spirit and energy to our endeavors, not forgetting my devoted long-timers for their dedication and continued belief in our mission to provide money for scholarships, based upon the presentation of relevant programs and networking events. Onward!



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New Year’s Reflections from
the FMANM Board Members

George Jimenez, Facility Manager, Nusenda: In our busy schedules in Facility Management and Maintenance, there never seems to be a shortage of the next reactive emergency that we are called upon to solve. Our FMANM Board members make our daily facility challenges better by providing a lot of our Supplier related answers. As a Board member over the years I have come to depend on all of you to basically help get it done. Beyond this, we need to reflect at not only this time of the year on those less fortunate but to always realize that there is someone in need out there. I personally wish to convey my thanks to all of you for just being a phone call away. Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano!

Kevin Givens, Sales Engineer, The Johnston Company: I have held the title of secretary since 2010 and I am glad to schedule our Board meetings, document and publish meeting minutes, and assist with all of the monthly program meetings and fund-raising events. Through my “day job” at The Johnston Co., I am also a corporate member of FMANM, a sponsor of the annual golf tournament, and exhibitor at the FAB O & M Show. For 2018, I hope to increase FMANM’s contribution to the CNM / UNM scholarship fund by helping to contribute to a meaningful lineup of program speakers and fund-raising events that members find valuable and educational—events that members say to themselves “I can’t miss that!” Thank you for your support and your business!


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CNM Foundation letter of appreciation


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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM Who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to janine.kraemer@state.nm.us  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at thomas.plummer@ihs.gov

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